PC OKs sketch plan, rejects flag lots

BLYTHEWOOD – A request for approval of a sketch plan that was previously approved by a former planning commission was recommended for ‘approval with conditions’ Monday evening by the current planning commission. The vote was 2-1 with Commission Chairman Donald Brock, who is the Oakhurst Home Owners Association president, abstaining. Bucky Drake of Drake Development […]

Frier named to commission

BLYTHEWOOD – Town Council made five reappointments to the town’s boards and commission last week as well as a new appointment. Sam Frier, who lives in Cobblestone Park, was appointed to the Board of Zoning Appeals. Frier moved to Blythewood four years ago and works in Lexington for a power tool company. Reappointments included Planning […]

Middleton returns to planning commission

BLYTHEWOOD – Former Planning Commission member Ernestine Middleton has been re-appointed to the Commission by Town Council after a three-year absence. Middleton has also run for a Town Council seat and the Richland District Two School Board. Middleton is a talent acquisition manager for the S.C. Department of Mental Health in Columbia and previously served […]

Board volunteers needed

BLYTHEWOOD – The Town of Blythewood has vacancies on three government boards and is seeking volunteers to fill the positions. “It’s a great way to serve your community,” Mayor J. Michael Ross said. “We have many individuals who, each year, dedicate their time and expertise to shape the future of boards and commissions and nonprofit […]

PC tie vote fails to recommend industrial zoning

County’s $26M Blythewood Land Purchase Hinges on Rezoning of 1,300 Acres BLYTHEWOOD – In a cliff hanger vote Monday night, the Blythewood planning commission failed in its effort to make a recommendation to town council regarding a request from Richland County to rezone 163 acres west of I-77 to Limited Industrial Two (LI-2) zoning. The […]

Derek Pugh appointed to commission

BLYTHEWOOD – Derek Pugh has been appointed to a vacancy on the Blythewood Planning Commission. Pugh previously served on the Board of Zoning Appeals. According to his bio, Pugh enjoys mapping out strategy for the town with other community leaders. A resident of Abney Hills neighborhood, Pugh previously served as the Programming Supervisor for Richland […]

Page, Kesser appointed to commission

BLYTHEWOOD – Two Cobblestone Park residents, both with banking backgrounds, were appointed to the town’s Planning Commission by Council at its June 24 meeting. A resident of Blythewood since 2015, Erica Page hails from Atlanta by way of Elgin. A graduate of the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina, Page […]

PC tables industrial zoning

163 Acres of Manufacturing Proposed West of I-77 BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood Planning Commission voted Monday night to table a request by Richland County to rezone three connected parcels west of I-77, totaling 163 acres, to Limited Industrial 2 District (LI-2) zoning. Tiffany Harrison represented Richland County’s Economic Development Office at the meeting. The parcels, […]

PC proposes allowing sandwich signs, prohibiting feather signs

BLYTHEWOOD – The prohibition of sandwich board signs in the town has long been the bane of many shop owners in Blythewood. Those days may be over if a recommendation made to Town Council last week by the Planning Commission comes to fruition. At the June 3 Planning Commission meeting, Town Administrator Brian Cook proposed […]

Notice of Public Hearing: Blythewood Planning Commission